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Pre-Law LEAP - Spring 1150 Engar: The Role of Law in Society: Library Session #2

Writing Guide

Purdue Online Writing Lab  

MLA (Modern Language Association) style is most commonly used to write papers and cite sources within the law. This resource, updated to reflect the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (7th ed.) and the MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing (3rd ed.), offers examples for the general format of MLA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the Works Cited page.

Research Resources

Newspapers as Information 

Four Kinds of Fake News

  1. Hoaxes – news stories that are completely made up. E.g. “pizzagate”
  2. Clickbait – stories that are partially accurate but may use an alarmist headline to generate more clicks and are often shared on social media.
  3. Websites that circulate misleading and unreliable information - Some of these websites may rely on “outrage” by using distorted headlines and decontextualized or dubious information in order to generate likes, shares, and profits.
  4. Satire - can offer important critical commentary on politics and society, but have the potential to be shared as actual/literal news

Subject Specialist

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Rebekah Cummings
J Willard Marriott Library
295 South 1500 East
Digital Matters Lab
Skype Contact: @RebekahCummings

LEAP Professor

Dr. Ann Engar

Sill 146


Marriott Library Eccles Library Quinney Law Library